OverviewThis summit actually has three separate name; Pinnacle Peak, Mount Peak and Mount Pete. Whatever you choose to call the mountain is great little backup peak when weather spoils your plans for larger mountains. Located just southeast from the town of Enumclaw this mountain of volcanic origin is a classic family hike. The peak stand 1000 feet above the valley floor and often make a good foreground peak to nearby Mount Rainier. There is very little in the way of views from the summit due to overgrowth, however at one time this peak had a lookout tower and the concrete base is still there today. As for today there are still section where there are views. Near the summit there is a view looking north. There is also a side trail from the summit are with a view off a ledge looking east. This peak is also very popular among local and among trail runners in the area.
The main route to the summit, the YDS class 1 Cal Magnusson trail is a fairly straight forward way to reach this summit. The trail remains at a constant moderate pitch and climbs a little over 1000 feet in 1 mile. There are no scrambles or even any severely steep terrain, but just a trail with a constant grade and with switchbacks from start to finish. This constant terrain and good elevation gain over such a short distance is the reason it is one of the preferred trail running routes. There is also an alternate trail that leaves from the same trailhead. This trail has one real steep section but has a good view of the town of Enumclaw. Both trails lead to the true summit.
Getting ThereFROM ENUMCLAW: Take 410 east almost a mile. You want to turn right on 284th Street. From there drive about a mile and a half to near the base of the Peak. Make a right on SE 472nd Street on your right. The obvious Cal Magnusson Trailhead with be on your lefthand side. The main trail will on the left of the sign whereas the side trail with the view of Enumclaw with be on your right.
Red TapeThere is no trailhead fee to hike this mountain.
CampingNo camping is permitted in the park. Besides the mountain is only one mile long jand is highly popular with families hikers and trailrunners.
External LinksHere is more information on the peak
This is a trip report on the mountain.